The Civil War

Events

Robert E. Lee named General of Confederate army

April 1861

Conflict at Fort Sumter starts the Civil War

April 12, 1861

Battle of Antietam

September 17, 1862

Emancipation Proclamation issued

September 22, 1862

Ulysses S. Grant named Commander of Union army

1863

International Red Cross established, American Red Cross established 10 years later

February 17, 1863

Shermans March to the Sea

November 15, 1864

Civil War Ends

May 9, 1865